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Indian Mulberry

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Rubiales
Family: Ruiaceae
Genus: Morinda L.
Species: Morinda citrifolia L.
Popular Name(s): Noni, Dibri-Apra, Patjé, Mengkudu
Parts Used: Fruits, Leaves & Roots
Habitat: Grows in shady forests as well as on open rocky or sandy shores

Description
Indian mulberry, which is commonly known as Noni, is a bush that is mostly found in the tropical regions of the world, such as Hawaii and also in some parts of India. In India, the powdered extracts from roots, leaves and fruit of the plant have been traditionally used as a sedative and for many other medicinal purposes. The plant can grow up to 9 m tall, and has large, simple, dark green, shiny and deeply veined leaves.

Plant Chemicals
The fruit of Indian mulberry contains a number of phytochemicals, including lignans, oligo- and polysaccharides, flavonoids, iridoids, fatty acids, scopoletin, catechin, beta-sitosterol, damnacanthal, and alkaloids.

Uses & Benefits of Indian Mulberry



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